JOHN CHAPTER 7: 36-53
DR. WILLIAM T. BAILEY, JR
King James Version
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
Praise the Lord God Almighty from whom ALL, blessings flow!! I encourage you today to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might! Although many things may try to steal your joy, but greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!!
THIS WILL COMPLETE CHAPTER 7.
VERSES 37 TO 39 CONCERNS THE HOLY SPIRIT
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
Deuteronomy 18:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
THE STATEMENT THAT SHOULD CHRIST COME OUT OF GALILEE, LOOK AT WHAT JOHN 4 HAS TO SAY BECAUSE WAS IN GALILEE!
John 4:42 King James Version (KJV)
42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
THIS STATEMENT WAS MADE BY THE MEN THAT HEARD HIM SPEAK!
42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
Micah 5:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
43 So there was a division among the people because of him.
44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
WE HAVE ALREADY DISCUSSED THIS WITH VERSE 26
Luke 8:41 King James Version (KJV)
41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
PAUL, IN GALATIANS, EXPLAINS THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW:
Galatians 3:19-24 King James Version (KJV)
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
Deuteronomy 1:15-16 King James Version (KJV)
15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
53 And every man went unto his own house.
I THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE FOLLOWED THIS MESSAGE, I WILL REVIEW ALL OF JOHN GOSPEL, PLEASE STAY WITH ME!!
Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.
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